Rape, abuses in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands

Palm oil is found in everything from potato chips and pills to pet food, and also ends up in the supply chains of some of the biggest names in the $530 billion beauty business, including L’Oréal, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Avon and Johnson & Johnson, helping women around the world feel pampered and beautiful.

The Associated Press conducted the first comprehensive investigation focusing on the brutal treatment of women in the production of palm oil, including the hidden scourge of sexual abuse, ranging from verbal harassment and threats to rape. It’s part of a larger examination that exposed widespread abuses in the two countries, including human trafficking, child labor and outright slavery. 

www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/rape-abuses-in-palm-oil-fields-linked-to-top-beauty-brands/2020/11/18/6cbc7220-2960-11eb-9c21-3cc501d0981f_story.html


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